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: we turn now to venezuela, where president hugo chavez was supposed to be inaugurated for a new term today but was instead out of the country. ray suarez has more on the reason for and controversy surrounding his absence and the future of his political movement. >> reporter: thousands of supporters descended on the presidential palace in the venezuelan capital, caracas, today, chanting and waving flags in a show of support for their ailing, absent president. venezuela is a country of 29 million people, an oil exporter subsidizing energy-hungry poor countries, like cuba and haiti. and it sends 800,000 barrels of oil a day to the u.s.-- its number one customer. president hugo chavez has led the nation for 14 years. his third term expires today. he won re-election in october and was supposed to be sworn in again today for another six years, as the constitution requires. but chavez suffers from aggressive, reoccurring cancer, hasn't been seen in public in a month and was too sick to return to venezuela from medical treatment in cuba. >> the illness of the president has been treated like
to having chavez at the center of the political anatomy. >> claiming to champion the poor and depressed every year, can his political creed survive? that as well as praise for uncertainty and change. -- is braced for uncertainty and change. >> i spoke a brief time ago with the president of the inter- american dialogue. if he is too sick to be sworn in for his new term as president, what happens? dodge the opposition is beginning the top line. they are different interpretations and a very polarized situation. >> what are the main challenges facing venezuela? >> high inflation, a huge fiscal deficit, a major oil producer. the insecurity and violence and crime has risen dramatically. whatever government succeeds, he will have his hands full. >> he was defiantly anti- american. any chance that there is to be a change in leadership? >> the chance for communication in washington. i think if there is a government, you can begin to see the presence of ambassadors, perhaps in both capitals. i don't think it will get a warm and fuzzy between the countries soon. >> until investors see an opportuni
-president is traveling to cuba to visit ailing president hugo chavez, who has been receiving cancer treatment and fighting a severe respiratory infection following surgery. he has not been seen since before his last operation in december. thursday, he missed the swearing-in of his third term as leader. shia muslims are refusing to bury the victims of thursday's bombing unless the army guarantees their safety from sectarian attacks. more than 80 people were killed and dozens injured in attacks on a crowded street in a shia area. protests in sri lanka following the parliament vote to impeach the chief justice of the country. the vote disregards the supreme court ruling that such action would not be legal. international rights groups have called it an assault on judicial independence. the king of saudi arabia has appointed 30 women to the previously all-male council. the council is the most influential political body in the country and its members are put in place by the kaine, who took the decision to appoint women after consulting various leaders. >>> a british tv presenter spent every minute
of president hugo chavez. it was -- he was due to be sworn in for his next term in office on thursday, but is still in hospital in cuba for cancer treatment. he will be inaugurated at a later date to because he is the sitting president who had been reelected. a commuter ferry hit a pier in lower manhattan. part of the dow was ripped open around 300 and -- and around 330 passengers and crew were on board. two were critically injured. the death of a certain after she was gang raped on a daily bus has prompted international outrage, but also internal debate about india's foust modernizing society. despite the country's advantage, there are still well documented cases of female fetuses and female infants been killed. that is causing a shortage of and the trafficking of girls. at >> the man of india -- northern india are known for being strong, fit, and sigel. it is hard for them to find a bright here. that is because of it -- and illegal widespread practice that started around the time they were born, female feticide, abortion of baby girls. this frustration fuels crime across the country
the day that hugo chavez was sworn in as the venezuelan president. his supporters took to the streets of the capital, and the controversial figure has led the oil-rich company since 1999. he remains in hospital after having cancer surgery. >> he said his absence would promote a constitutional crisis, a power vacuum. this was their response. legions of supporters converged to declare that he was there. for he is the people, and they are him. >> the message is that whatever is happening, the revolution is alive and well. and here to stay. >> this is where his power lies in the shantytown. he has spent the oil wealth on welfare, health care, housing. they love him for it. there is something religious in the devotion he inspires. i have a lot to thank him for, she told me. the president gave me an apartment. he swept to power 14 years ago promising a socialist revolution and offering himself as a global alternative to capitalism. he challenged u.s. power and made friends with enemies. among the educated middle class, he is profoundly unpopular, hated by many and even feared. that oncologi
. a quick look at other news from around the world. president chavez will not be attending this thursday's story in of his third term. he will miss the ceremony because of ill health. he has been receiving medical care for cancer in cuba and he has not been heard of -- from since his fourth round of surgery which was on december 11. condoleezza rebels have declared a unilateral cease-fire in hopes of an end to nine months of revolt. the rebels had agreed to pull out of the east city in december. they announced a cease-fire ahead of a second round of negotiations with president kabila's government. the indian army said a patrol had come under fire. pakistan has denied the accusations. it accused indian troops of killing a pakistani soldier in a cross border attack. chinese citizens have been demonstrating in the southern city protesting against press censorship. the "southern weekly" went on strike because they say beneficial change their reform message. political leaders in northern ireland have warned of consequences unless a peaceful solution has been reached. the decision to stop flyi
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